42 · ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2011–2012
Questions 26–29. Enrollment. U.S. libraries should use the Fall 2011 enrollment figures reported to the
Department of Education on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey. Please check
these figures against the enrollment figures reported to ARL last year to ensure consistency and accuracy.
NOTE: In the past, the number of part-time students reported was FTE; the number now reported to IPEDS is
a head count of part-time students. Canadian libraries should note that the category “graduate students” as
reported here includes all post-baccalaureate students.
Please consult the data entry Web interface (www.arlstatistics.org) for a copy of last year’s footnotes. These can be
found under “Data Repository” after you login into www.arlstatistics.org. Explanatory footnotes will be included
with the published statistics. Reporting libraries are urged to record in the footnote section any information
that would clarify the figures submitted, e.g., the inclusion and exclusion of branch campus libraries (see the
“General Instructions” for definition of branch campus libraries). Please make an effort to word your footnotes
in a manner consistent with notes appearing in the published report, so that the ARL office can interpret your
NOTE: Any large shifts in reported data compared to last year should be explained with a footnote.
Submit the completed questionnaire
By October 15, 2012
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